Curriculam Vitae



Name:               Haruna Okawa

Nationality :      Japan

E-mail:             info[at]


Japanese:   Native

English:       Fluent (IELTS 7.5)

Arabic:         Intermidiate

German:      Intermidiate


Sept. 2017 – Sept 2018: MAS in Architecture and Digital Fabrication (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

April 2013 – March 2017: B.A. in Policy Management (Keio University, Japan)

Sept. 2014 – April 2015: Exchange Program (University of Toronto, Faculty of Architecture)


Software Skills:

Rhinoceros, Grasshopper (with Kangaroo ,galapagos, etc), V-ray, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, InDesign, Processing, Arduino,Ecotect, Autodesk CFD, Python, Dynamo, MS-Office

Physical Skills:

Physical Computing (Sensoring and Actuation Technique), General Digital Fabrication (such as 3D Printing, CNC milling, and Laser cutter), Architectural Model-Making


July 2019-Present Researcher, Obayashi Corporation

Feb.2019-May 2019 Intern, Global Walkers, Inc

Made a deep learning model for object recognition and regression.

Oct.2018-Jan.2019 Intern, Digital Building Technologies at ETH Zurich

Provided computational design tools for Bahrain pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai to architect, Christian Kerez.

Feb.2017-July.2017 Part-Time, PO,LLC

Conducted CFD simulations for early-stage building design.

Executed physics simulations for a kinetic sculpture project and operated laser cutting for an art installation project.

April 2017-May 2017 Part-Time, Rhizomatiks

Prepared dataset for supervised learning by manually placing labels onto the images.

April 2016-Sept. 2016 Intern, FabLab Kannai, a technical prototyping platform for innovation and invention, providing stimulus for local entrepreneurship.

Instructed visitors how to use different machines (3d printers and laser cutters) and organized small Fablab events such as “FabLab Lunch Session for non-members”

Sept.2015-Jan.2016 Intern, Noiz Architects,an architect office whose work stretches from pdoducts to buildings embracing digital technology

Contributed to a residential project, a museum project, and competition proposal projects by creating parts of 3D  models both virtually (Rhino and Grasshopper) and physically.



Yasushi Ikeda lab:“Environmental Design with Cmputational method,”

Assisted with the following projects :

“Rapid-Prototyping Project,” used large-scale CNC milling machine, laser cutters, and 3d printers for prototyping products

“Drone Project,” used drones to do 3d scanning with photogrammetry software

“Digital Construction Project,” desinged schemes, simulation tools, and robots


Hiroya Tanaka Lab: “Social Fabrication Laboratory -Digital Fabrication * Internet for innovations in Frontiers-,

Assisted with FABrick Beehive Project “3d printed PLA pavilion for urban bee-keeping”

Responsible for desiging and 3d modeling (Rhino and Grasshoper)


Hiroto Kobayashi Lab: “Urban Rural Re-Design: Visualizing the Power of Place by Design,”

Contributed to “Philippines Plywood House Project”

Served as a project manager and facilitated communication among local residents, local government, FabLab Bohol, and Keio team


Mar.2014                   CAADRIA 2014 Workshop,  “Holistic Creativity”

Mar.2014-Jul.2014    Joint workshop with SCI-Arc, Hosei, u-Tokyo, “Tokyo Emakimono

Jul.2014                    SmartGeometry 2014 Workshop, “Spaces in Experience”

May.2015                  Glass Pavilion Workshop,  AGC Glass Studio

Mar.2016                   EDGE Program Workshop,

Mar.2016                   Robots in Architecture 2016 Workshop, “Interactive 3d-printing”

Aug.2016                   Fab12 Symposium

Sep.2016                  Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016 Workshop Calibrated and

                                Interactive Modelling of Form-Active Hybrid Structures and Poster

Presentation ”Component-Based Adaptive Shell Structure”

Sep.2016                 Parallelism in Architecture, Environment And Computing

                               Techniques, (PACT) Presentation, “Sand Forming by Wind-Directing



Okawa, Haruna. 2016. “Computer Aided Analysis to Understand the Behavior of a Modular Chained Block.” Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design. (PDF)

Okawa, Haruna. 2016. “Friction-Based Adaptive Shell Structure.” Advances in Architectural Geometry. Posters(PDF)

Tachikawa, Hiroyuki., Yasui, Tomohiro., Tsushima, Nao., Okawa, Haruna., Tanaka, Hiroya.,

and Masuyama, Emu. 2016. “FABrick Beehive.” Advances in Architectural Geometry., Posters

Okawa, Haruna. 2016. “The Computational Study of Sand Dune Architecture

– Pre-simulation for Sand Forming with Wind-Directing Robots –” Parallelism in Architecture, Environment, and Computing Techniques. 


Enhancing Development of Global Entrepreneur Program, Keio

Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 2016 (¥910,000)

“Exploration of in situ Multi-Agent Robotic Fabrication Process and Its Applications”